Tracking NYC’s Pre-K Rollout

Tracking NYC’s Pre-K Rollout

Voices of NY offers maps and data to analyze the new program’s first steps.

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New Yorkers Missing Out on Deferred Action

Immigration, New York, Youth April 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Many young immigrants qualify for the DACA program but have not applied for various reasons, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Improving Oversight of Child Welfare in the City

New York, Social Services, Youth April 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Gladys Carrión, the new commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services, hopes to improve the agency’s reputation, City Limits reports.

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Opinion: Young Immigrants Lost in Limbo

Immigration, Latino, Opinion, Youth April 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

The experience of a young Peruvian immigrant, Bard College sophomore Marco Lorenz, illustrates how slapdash federal immigration policy affects families, according to an opinion piece in La Voz.

(Screen shot from "I am ELLIS" via The Riverdale Press)

Documentary Shows Young Immigrants Overcoming Odds

Immigration, Youth March 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm

A new documentary about a special school for English learners shows the obstacles that students and graduates have overcome, The Riverdale Press reports.

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Gambling Among Korean Teenagers on the Rise

East Asian, Featured Posts, Health, Youth March 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Online gambling and new gaming dens are ensnaring more and more Korean teenagers, worrying parents and counselors.

Her parents worry that Chen, missing for the third time, might be recruited into criminal activity. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Families Worry over Runaway Teens

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Youth March 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm

In one case, parents worry that their teen who has run away for the third time has come under the influence of a drug-dealing group in Brooklyn, World Journal reports.

Children in East Harlem learn to sing, read music and about self-discipline. (Photo by Zaira Cortés/El Diario La Prensa)

A Song of Hope for El Barrio Kids

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Youth January 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

East Harlem children’s choir Voices of El Barrio teaches kids to sing and read music, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

Demographics, Immigration, South Asian, Youth January 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

A new study paints a grim picture of the plight of South Asian youth in New York City, with many living below poverty line and struggling against cultural barriers at home, reports Desi Talk.

Pyong Gap Min and Audrey Joo presenting results of their study on ethnic attachment among second-generation Korean-American high school students (Photo by Kim Youngoak)

Korean-American Youth Show Strong Ethnic Bonds

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Youth January 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm

From speaking Korean fluently to eating Korean food at dinner, Korean-American youths identify strongly with their culture and heritage, a Queens College survey released recently shows, The Korea Daily reports.

Community members working with Save our Streets South Bronx are but one of several groups helping returning former prisoners to reenter the community. (Photo by Sarah Barrett)

Remaking a Former Prison: A First in the South Bronx

Bronx, Crime, In the News, Youth January 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm

In the South Bronx, the conversion of Fulton Correction Facility into housing and a center for ex-prisoners returning to the community is one of many efforts to reduce recidivism and provide productive employment, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Barry Chaffkin of Children's Corps (Photo by Heather-Ann Schaeffner/City Limits)

Supporting Child Caseworkers to Reduce Turnover

Government, Social Services, Youth January 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

An effort to improve conditions for New York’s child caseworkers has had some success, reports City Limits.

Education programs change according to the use made of computers and other technologies.
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Study: Latino Kids Use Electronic Gadgets More Than Non-Latinos

Education, In the News, Latino, Technology, Youth January 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Latino children use computers and tablets more than their non-Latino peers, but their parents fret that they cannot afford access to technologies they believe will help their children to advance academically, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Telling Tales to Learn English

Telling Tales to Learn English

Immigration, Youth September 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Everybody is agreed: Javier* is one brave little guy. In June, he stood up on the stage of his middle-school’s auditorium and looked out at 150 fellow students, most of whom were older than him. He told them about the time not long ago that he walked across the borderRead More